Renfrewshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation and also the division and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has grown tremendously recently. There’s not any such thing as a normal family: every family is unique and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under enormous strain and there is no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who can clarify the problems and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the issue.
Legal Services We Offer in Howwood
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they would not have an automatic right and any award is right at the discretion of the courts within strict timescales.
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Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal document whereby one person gives another person or individuals ability to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Generally the lawyer is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This is not always the case as more and more people own their house. Property costs are now rising and consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Person’s financial circumstances can change drastically over the years especially those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created without the permission of the other party on the grounds of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years.
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